Today in minor Superman/Batman news, screenwriter David Goyer provided a brief update on their progress for the upcoming Man of Steel sequel. ”One of the things that has been fun for us is we’re a bit further along than I think people realize,” Goyer tells IGN. I’m a bit confused by what he means when he says, “people realize”? Is there a popular perception regarding the production’s timeline? We know that the movie is set to begin filming in Michigan in the first quarter of 2014. If they’re “further along”, then I guess that’s good for fans? I don’t think the movie is going to go in front of cameras any sooner, but I suppose more preparation is better than less.
Hit the jump for a fun comment from George Clooney about his time playing Batman, and his thoughts about Ben Affleck putting on the cape and cowl. Zack Snyder’s untitled Superman/Batman movie is due out July 17, 2015.
While doing press for his upcoming film Gravity, Clooney spoke candidly with Empire about playing the Caped Crusader in the reviled Batman and Robin. When asked about his Argo producing partner Affleck playing the new Batman, Clooney replied:
“I am the least qualified person to comment on anyone playing the role of Batman since I so terribly destroyed the part. I tend to look at it like this – let’s just see what the movie is before everyone starts beating him up. He is a smart man, he knows what he is doing.”
I wouldn’t say Clooney is the least qualified person to comment on people playing Batman. That dubious distinction would go to Joel Schumacher, who cast Clooney in the first place. But Clooney’s right when it comes to public reaction regarding Affleck as Batman. At least Affleck’s Batsuit probably won’t have nipples on it.